Pharmacies face bans for selling painkillers without meeting patients

Rogue online pharmacies face BANS for selling powerful painkillers without doing patient background checks as regulator launches crackdown Three pharmacies have faced enforcement action in the past month One was found to be prescribing human medicines to animals overseas Another used doctors in Spain and the Czech Republic and wasn’t strict enough Two had their licences for prescribing strong painkillers […]

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Only a third of women take up all offered cancer screenings

In a paper published today in the Journal of Medical Screening, researchers from King’s College London and Queen Mary University of London have found that despite free cancer screening programmes, only 35% take part in all offered programmes. In England, women are invited for screening for three types of cancer concurrently in their sixties; for the last cervical screen before […]

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Why Talking About Sobriety as a “Wellness Trend” is Dangerous

Forget rhubarb gin and #roseallday; in 2019, all the cool kids are sober. Earlier this year, the New York Times wrote about “the new sobriety,” highlighting the waves of people ditching booze for the sake of their health — not because they have an issue with alcohol. On the face of it, sobriety slots in neatly alongside other wellness trends, […]

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Brain imaging shows how nonverbal children with autism have slower response to sounds

Even though nonverbal or minimally verbal people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make up between 25 and 30 percent of the total autistic population, almost no studies have been done focusing on this group and their particular needs. To address this gap in knowledge of the true spectrum of autism, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)’s Intellectual and […]

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ClassPass predicts how wellness will impact office culture in 2020

We hate to break it to you, but 2020 is under four months away! And while some are still in mourning over summer’s end, we’re already getting our ducks in order for the upcoming year, including our wellness resolutions that many (ahem) like to leave to the last minute. As we close out the last few months of 2019, we’re looking at ClassPass’ […]

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Ten women from same family celebrate after all beating breast cancer

The family who beat breast cancer: 10 female relatives who ALL recovered from the disease say they survived because they ‘fought it together’ The survivors, aged between 47 to 81,  include eight blood relatives Joyce Waite, 78, was the first of the women to be diagnosed in 2002 The last successful women was Jane Reeson, who had treatment in 2017   […]

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Oregon Lottery champ, a 2-time cancer survivor, wins $4.6M

Lottery dreams turn into a financial nightmare for 70 percent of winner Financial analyst Dan Geltrude explains how to avoid those statistics if you hit the jackpot. A two-time cancer survivor recently received a third lucky break: he won $4.6 million in the Oregon Lottery. Stu MacDonald, of Bend, Ore., would buy a Megabucks ticket every single week with the […]

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